Easy way to get ffmpeg going on your box. Source : http://nix101.com/2007/06/07/how-to-install-ffmpeg-on-centosrhel/
Quick and simple way to mitigate small to large apache floods. source : http://nix101.com
After a lil work getting the config right for s hosting/shell server I finally came up with the script that will patch, compile, and install the gresecurity patched kernel. You just run the shell script and it will download the kernel and patch, patch the kernel, download the config, and then compile and install.
The config I got made up is for Pentium4/Xeon/Celeron based servers.
The last few months I have been using a server for security research, kernel testing, mod security rules testing, firewalls, dos protection, you name it. As well as to host my ircd and site. We basically have the server for development and testing although it is ran just like any other hosting server. In order to do the research we do we must keep a server.
This is a short review I wanted to write about cpanel. I never have been the greatest fan of it since it is only compatible with apache1 and all but after using other control panels I realized how secure and practical cpanel is for a multiple user server and hosting enviorment.
Read it here http://www.evolution-security.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=291
Short review of CentOS and Red Hat and how Ubuntu is not gonna push anyone out of the server and enterprise market especially these two.
For those using apf on the new kernels and getting ipt_state error, since 2.6.15 they changed the name of them kernel modules and apf does not recognize them. Do not enable monokern as some people suggest, this will screw up your passive ftp and will not work good
GrSecurity kernel upgrade and patch script. Downloads the 184.108.40.206 kernel and the latest grsecurity patch and then unpacks and patches the kernel, after that it tells you what to do next.
After extenisve testing I have found what I think are the best mod security rules you can have for a basic server with average php scripts.
In the last few years on the Internet the price of dedicated servers have went down and more people are beginning to use them for their sites, game servers, or small hosting companies. With this comes as I was talking about in my last article inexperienced admins. Lots of people I spoke too are too intimated by the linux shell and try to administer their server completely from the control panel.
Walkthrough for compiling and installing grsecurity patched kernel on debian based systems.
Well I signed up at the site after I seen they posted on of my howtos which I am thankful for. It was the one on the grsecurity patched kernel. I think it should help quite a few people as there are so many local root exploits out now and most distro's security and dev teams are doing nothing about it.